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Cobla Catalana del Sons Essencials



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Video 7/2/2018: Cobla Catalana del Sons Essencials

The Cobla Catalana del Sons Essencials (CCSE) is the latest project of Catalan musician, composer, and educator Marcel Casellas. In Catalonia, a cobla is an 11-piece ensemble of both classical and traditional horns with a string bass that is known for accompanying the emblematic sardana dance. CCSE offers a new twist on this iconic ensemble form, adding hints of jazz and percussion instruments from around the world.

Presented in collaboration with the 2018 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

 Cobla Catalana del Sons Essencials